Wisdom teeth

@la_chique (1499)
May 28, 2010 10:02am CST
My wisdom tooth is trying to come through today. I am in searing pain. Has anyone else had their wisdom teeth through yet? How old were you when the came through and do you have any tips to help me deal with the pain? I took one paracetamol earlier and one ibuprofen. I dont want to take too much too soon because I know its going to get worse and I'll need something stronger. I do have some jack daniels at home that I'm rather looking forward to when I get home from work :)
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7 responses
• India
28 May 10
Hi friend, Wisdom teeth coming is painful but not that much that you have to eat paracetamol or brufen.... For relaxation you can try chewing gum, Chewing gum will gently massage the painful area and may offer some temporary relief. Or Try a warm saltwater rinse. If you experience constant or severe pain or pain that doesn't subside after a few days, it may indicate a serious problem that your dentist needs to be aware of. Then you must have concerned wit your dentist. They are called "wisdom teeth " because they usually appear during a person's late teens or early twenties, which as been called the "age of wisdom". You must be happy you are entering in age of wisdom. So be happy... Happy Mylotting.
@la_chique (1499)
28 May 10
Thanks for the info. It is really painful, but the one ibuprofen has taken the pain completely away. I feel so sorry for babies...
• India
28 May 10
Hmm, Babies, cant even take ibuprofen too neither they can have chewing gum.
• United States
21 Feb 11
Something that I found out since I have lots of pain because of my teeth, use clove oil. It comes in a little bottle about the size of your pinky. It's a liquid. Stick a Q-Tip into the bottle and then rub that on your tooth. The pain will go away almost immediately. Of course though it tastes very NASTY! So be ready to spit after you apply to the tooth. If you check most baby ointments like ambesol etc, they all have clove oil in them...along with all the other ingredients. Pure clove oil is natural and works much better than all the ingredients on the pharmacy shelves.
@la_chique (1499)
6 Mar 11
I always use clove oil now. Ambesol has been discontinued in our country, which is rubbish, as it was really good. Oddly enough, I find that ribena makes a really good mouthwash! :)
@AmbiePam (48108)
• United States
29 May 10
Well, my wisdom teeth were there for years without bothering me. Then they started causing me serious pain. I went to the dentist and he told me I had to have them taken out. I waited 8 months and got by, but then the pain was too much. I had to have them surgically removed. It wasn't even a big deal. It didn't take long, the recovery time was practically nothing. I thought I was going to be able to go my whole life without them giving me a problem, but no such luck.
@la_chique (1499)
29 May 10
I'd rather not have to have them taken out. I hate the dentists. I'm taking a couple of ibuprofen a day and its bearable. I'm hoping it wont last too long and just go away again.
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@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
21 Feb 11
Maybe you have to visit your dentist. I had a slight inflammation on one of my wisdom teeth and my dentist advised me to have it pulled out. He said that most times those teeth cause problems and it's better to get rid of them.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
26 Jun 10
I had my wisdom teeth coming out in my 20s. Not only were they painful...but they were also growing into my cheeks due to lack of space. I had to have them pulled out after suffering for a couple of years with the pain. I've had 3 taken out and the 4th hasn't come out yet.
@bunnybon7 (35475)
• Holiday, Florida
29 May 10
wow those are coming in really late! your profile says you are 89! thats strange mine came in about in my 20's. i dont remember a lot about it. i think i just mugged along with it. maybe i took some ambesol rubbed on my gums like they do babies. i guess the jack daniels will help rubbed on and drank?
@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
29 May 10
I had mine all pulled in my mid-20's